On the road with The Chieftains

We’re home and resting up after playing with The Chieftains in Glasgow and here in California.

Los Cenzontles is also one of the many artists accompanying The Chieftains on their latest album, San Patricio (due out in stores March 9th). For more about the album, check out philly.com’s article.

To see photos from our adventures with The Chieftains, check out our pictures on Facebook.

We’ve been featured in the New York Times!

American Horizons has just received a rave review from the New York Times. Lawerence Downes writes:

The first song on the new album “American Horizon” sends you right away to a place you’ve never been and might never want to leave: a tropical countryside under a full moon, where men come down from hills on horseback and women gather by a lagoon, full of anticipation that a warm, dark evening will become, through music and dance, a night of light and heat.

That’s the strange beauty of “American Horizon,” …. It both honors and upends traditional Mexican music, tapping deep roots as it flowers into something completely new, and distinctly American.

You can read the full article here.

We’re going to Glasgow…

We’ve been invited to perform with The Chieftains and Ry Cooperat Celtic Connections in January. The festival is Scotland’s permiere winter music festival. The folks over at Celtic Connections summed things up this way:

“Celtic Connections is delighted to present another first. This time we have persuaded Irish legends, The Chieftains, to invite some very special friends to join them in a musical celebration that links the music of Ireland with Mexico and the southern United States.

Appearing with the band tonight will be revered US musician, producer and composer Ry Cooder and the Mexican five piece Los Cenzontles. In the hands of masters like these you can expect remarkable musicianship rooted in a vibrant tradition, spectacular dance and elegant song.”

Want more details? Check out the event details at Celtic Connections.

Los Cenzontles releases their 18th Album!

We’ve just released our newest album – American Horizons. We teamed with Blues legend Taj Mahal and master guitarist David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) to tell this musical story of immigration, work and the American Dream.

Reviews and Articles

Our videos are featured by YouTube for Cinco de Mayo!

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The Los Cenzontles video channel has been featured on YouTube’s homepage as part of their Cinco de Mayo selection.

Check out our videos here:  YouTube Channel.